iOS 7 Beta 5 Improved Battery Life

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  1. emckai macrumors regular

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    Anyone else experiencing better battery life?

    What I did today:
    Took it off the charger at 6:30am and went to my university for summer school (used LTE) the whole day. A bunch of texts, little gaming and a lot of internet browsing.
     

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  2. carlos mara macrumors newbie

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    Yeah i feel almost exactly but with 13hrs in sleep!
     
  3. pottyvick macrumors regular

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    was it a fresh install?
     
  4. emckai thread starter macrumors regular

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    It was not a fresh install. Went from Beta 4 to Beta 5. I did a fresh install for beta 4.
     
  5. Jakimo macrumors 6502

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    Beta 4 was the best batt performance I've ever seen on my iPhone 5. Quite surprised..

    So beta 5 should be good, but I haven't had enough time with it to tell.
     
  6. Ferrd macrumors regular

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    So far the battery life on beta 5 has been almost stunning!

    Standby 12hrs, 36min
    Usage 5 hrs, 8 minutes

    50% Battery life left. I used the phone the same way I always do throughout the day: email, twitter, surfing. Normally I would be around 35% at this time (8:34pm)
     
  7. Evan23 macrumors newbie

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    For some reason I've been getting worse battery with beta 5. I updated OTA, and I have tons of features turned off. I'm getting less than 7 hours of usage. I think I'll do a clean install for beta 6.
     
  8. BHP41 macrumors 6502a

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    OTA, fresh install with B4. Battery life is worse for me. All services are turned on.
     
  9. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I think battery life is a little better for me or at least it seems like it.
     
  10. Crooks macrumors regular

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    6 hours of usage is already a lot more than most android handsets get :)
     
  11. war eagle macrumors 6502a

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    My phone was on 1% for about 35 minutes and I was able to get it on the charger.
     
  12. emckai thread starter macrumors regular

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    People are complaining how they get less than 7 hours of usage when during b1-b4 I would get less than 3-4 hours of usage. Fantastic improvement.
     
  13. Antoni Nygaard macrumors 6502a

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    This was with beta 4 used LTE, 1 hour walk with iTunes radio and runkeeper tracking via gps, also texting and toget stuff
     

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  14. Gymgenius Suspended

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    I found that as well. B4 was amazing.

    B5 is not so good though :(
     
  15. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    I had to turn of parallax during beta 4, which improved my battery life 5 times. I'm afraid to turn it on again but I suppose the effect does automatically drain the battery no matter the beta build.
     
  16. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Beta 4 gave me worse battery life and now in b5 it seems to be back close to b3. B3 was ridiculously good for me!
     
  17. ploinkr macrumors newbie

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    It's gotten worse here. Quite a bit worse :p I'm at 58% at 11am, when I wouldn't reach that until late afternoon with b4.
     
  18. solace, Aug 8, 2013
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    solace macrumors regular

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    way worse here.

    Beta 3 has still been my best on an iPhone 5.

    with Beta 5, i woke up at 7am with 100% charge (charged it overnight), by the time i got to work it was at 57% at 8:30am

    edit: clean install btw, did an OTA on Monday, a clean install yesterday
     
  19. pazgb macrumors newbie

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    Mine has been quite well after the following.

    -OTA update to beta 5 from beta 4
    -Hard reset(Power + Home button) - took about 2 minutes to boot back up
    -drained battery to 19%, did full recharge last night
    -This morning, I'm at 20 minutes of light use(with LTE on), and 3 1/2 hours of standby. Still at 100%! :)
     
  20. Armen macrumors 604

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    I can't really tell because lately my LTE signal has been bouncing around between 2 dots and 3 and it's auto-switching to 3G at times. Freakin Verizon needs to fix their tower that's nearby. :mad:
     
  21. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    I'm getting the same kind of performance. :)
     
  22. ploinkr macrumors newbie

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    Yep, something's really weird: battery went directly from 19% to 3%; plugged it to the wall charger and it jumped back to 17% :p
     
  23. emckai thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah there are still some bugs with the battery indicator.
     
  24. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    kinda questionable. ive been getting the infamous 1% drop per minute when in use. i played a few minutes of words with friends and then checked facebook. this took no longer than 5-6 mins and i went from 85% to 80%. thats horrible. when at idle with nothing going on, i can get it to sit at the same percentage for awhile though. god forbid i start using it, the battery tanks immediately.
     
  25. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    Battery performance has been getting better and better after each beta. But I started noticing in this Beta 5, Apple has been monitoring the power level as you can see diagnostic logs starting with PL and it shows detailed information on the battery.
     

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